Telehealth resource center: Guides & reports


The American Medical Association has created resources to help guide physician practices through the successful implementation of telehealth and remote patient monitoring.

  1. Future of Health

    1. The Future of Health blueprint has been developed to address the digital health disconnect and achieve optimized digitally enabled care.
  2. Telehealth Quick Guide

    1. In an effort to keep our health care workers and patients safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the AMA has designed resources to support physicians and practices in expediting the implementation of telemedicine, so care can continue to be provided to those who need it most.

  3. Telehealth Implementation Playbook

    1. Telehealth can be used as an alternative to traditional in-person care delivery and, in certain circumstances, can be used to deliver care such as the diagnosis, consultation, treatment, education, care management and self-management of patients.

  4. Return on Health: Telehealth framework for practices

    1. The American Medical Association developed a "Return on Health" framework to articulate the value of digitally enabled care, accounting for ways in which telehealth programs can increase overall health and generate positive impact.

  5. Remote Patient Monitoring Implementation Playbook

    1. Remote patient monitoring (RPM) captures and records patient physiological data outside of the traditional health care environment. RPM provides the opportunity to improve diagnosis and management of chronic disease and engage patients in their own care.

  6. Telehealth Clinical Education Playbook

    1. AMA's Telehealth Clinical Education Playbook provides a framework to organize and implement telehealth clinical education, particularly at the patient encounter level.
  1. Future of health report (PDF)

    1. This AMA report explores and defines this digital health disconnect, offers a blueprint to optimize digitally enabled care and shares stakeholder opportunities to leverage digital care through case examples.
  2. AMA digital health care 2022 study

    1. Explore insights from the AMA’s updated study on physicians’ motivations and requirement for adopting digital clinical tools.

  3. Telehealth impact report 2022 (PDF)

    1. A comprehensive overview of AMA’s efforts to aggressively expand digital medicine advocacy, research and resources to engage key industry stakeholders to better understand specific needs around coding, coverage, and physician and patient pain points for telehealth and digitally enabled care.
  4. Telehealth impact study: Physician survey (PDF)

    1. The complete survey focuses on the experiences and attitudes of physicians during the COVID-19 pandemic. The "Research findings" tab within these resources offers a summary.

  5. Advancing the Appropriate Use of Telehealth Within Medical Specialties (PDF)

    1. Discover the diverse applications of telehealth and learn how medical specialties are optimizing virtual care to enhance patient outcomes.


  1. Future of Health webinars

    1. Optimizing and sustaining telehealth in your practice is essential to support patient care. This collection of AMA STEPS Forward® Innovation Academy Future of Health webinars offer proven approaches on how to implement digital health solutions and reduce technology-associated administrative burdens.

  2. Telehealth and team-based care: The shift to telemedicine and navigating through potential pitfalls

    1. Experts discuss the shift to telemedicine in team-based care (TBC) and identify potential pitfalls that can come with the transition.

  3. Telehealth & team-based care: How to engage support staff to implement team-based care in telehealth

    1. The webinar explored how to best engage support staff to successfully implement the team-based care (TBC) model in telemedicine.

  4. Telehealth vendor evaluation, selection and contracting

    1. This presentation focused on key considerations for evaluating, selecting and contracting with new vendors.

Find continuing medical education and other learning modules to enhance your understanding of how to care for patients remotely.

  1. Telemedicine: Providing safe care during coronavirus pandemic

    1. Earn CME about how to implement telemedicine and telehealth.

  2. Mobile health and telemedicine

    1. Explore the latest in mobile health and telemedicine to improve outcomes. 

    Digital Health Care CME

    Gain essential knowledge on the ever-changing space of digital health technology. Earn CME while learning at your own pace.

  3. Success story: Quick pivot to telemedicine in primary care

    1. Ten percent virtual visits to 80% virtual visits in two months.

  4. Primary care visits during COVID-19

    1. Understand the differences of use and content between office-based versus telemedicine.

  5. Implications for telehealth in a post-pandemic future

    1. Regulatory and privacy issues.

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